2023

2023 Hyundai Palisade



MIAMI — The Hyundai Palisade has been been around for only a short while but already the South Korean automaker’s largest SUV has made quite an impression. Such respected publications as U.S. News & World Report has the 2023 Hyundai Palisade sharing the top spot with Kia’s award-winning Telluride in its rankings of midsize SUVs.

Genesis Electrified G80 — An electric drivetrain for a popular sedan



By David Boldt
MyCarData

(September 18, 2022) It is, parked on my driveway, utterly conventional in its appearance. And to be sure, in the (relatively) short time in which we’ve watched Tesla and its four models occupy our highways and byways they, too, have become utterly conventional, but in a way that makes them of this century and not – notably – the last century.

2023 Kia Sportage



MIAMI — After “earning” a reputation as a producer of cheap economy cars of say questionable quality after its arrival in the U.S in the early 1990s, Kia has established itself in the 21st Century as the manufacturer of top quality products New vehicles such as the Telluride full-size SUV, playful Soul, and performance-driven  Stinger sedan are responsible for some of that growth.

Genesis GV60 — Electric driving done right



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(August 7, 2022) It's possible to purchase breathtaking performance by opting for the AWD Performance edition of the 2023 Genesis GV60 all-electric compact crossover. That will bring you 429 horsepower in a 4,800-pound car. Not enough? You say you want more? Well, OK, suit yourself. Hit the "overboost" button and for 10 seconds of insanity the GV60 will throw you back in your seat giving you 483 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque.

2023 Acura Integra A-Spec



HERNDON, Va. — If born before 1996 you’ll have little memory of Acura’s beginnings. Honda was the first of Japan’s ‘Big Three’ to move upscale with a luxury division, launching Acura in 1986 as a competitor to the near-luxury models of BMW, Mercedes and Audi. And while it hit the showroom with just two models — a 4-door luxury sedan dubbed Legend and a 2-door Civic-based hatch it called Integra — the Honda offshoot hit those new showrooms running.

Acura Integra A-Spec — Counter revolution



By David Boldt
MyCarData

(July 26, 2022) If born before 1996 you’ll have little memory of Acura’s beginnings. Honda was the first of Japan’s ‘Big Three’ to move upscale with a luxury division, launching Acura in 1986 as a competitor to the near-luxury models of BMW, Mercedes and Audi. And while it hit the showroom with just two models — a 4-door luxury sedan dubbed Legend and a 2-door Civic-based hatch it called Integra — the Honda offshoot hit those new showrooms running.

Honda HR-V — Big changes, but performance, mpg's disappoint



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 24, 2022) The smallest of Honda’s utility vehicle offerings, the HR-V subcompact crossover, has been given a complete redo as its second-generation is launched for 2023. The outgoing first generation was popular finding homes for more than 700,000 units in the U.S. during its 2016 debut to 2022 run.

2023 Honda HR-V



PHOENIX — The smallest of Honda’s utility vehicle offerings, the HR-V subcompact crossover, has been given a complete redo as its second-generation is launched for 2023. The outgoing first generation was popular finding homes for more than 700,000 units in the U.S. during its 2016 debut to 2022 run.

2023 Nissan Z



INDIANAPOLIS — Too many automakers have tried to update classic designs with a retro flair to put an amber light on their boring product line.  That’s not the case with the 2023 Nissan Z.  While design references the original 1970 Z, and the chassis dates to the last Z, absolutely nothing about the driving experience or technology within seems outdated.  It’s as if a little bit of Greg Brady blended with George Jetson and this is what we got.

Mazda CX-50 — A noteworthy new compact crossover


MotorwayAmerica.com

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biderman

(July 3, 2022) Mazda offers choices. Good choices, because Mazda builds excellent SUV crossovers. This gives customers the option of better fitting their needs and pocketbook when shopping Mazda. For instance, in 2020 Mazda introduced the subcompact CX-30 in direct competition to the popular CX-3. Now there's yet another choice for the Mazda faithful or for prospective Mazda buyers — the new compact CX-50 or the similarly sized highly rated CX-5.